New Yorkers worried about health care costs, less about quality of care

ITHACA, N.Y. – High cost is by far the most important health care issue for New Yorkers, and their concern about it is growing. In a recent survey of a representative sample of New York state residents, 58 percent said the high cost of health care is their biggest concern. That’s a rise of 12.6 […]

Senate GOP healthcare bill path to geographic inequality

Details of the Senate version of the GOP healthcare bill are prompting vigorous debate on the Senate floor and beyond. Jamila Michener, an expert on poverty and racial inequality and assistant professor of government at Cornell University, warns that the bill’s proposed cuts to Medicaid will imperil many Americans. Bio: http://government.cornell.edu/jamila-michener Michener says: “The senate […]

Senate GOP healthcare bill: expectations and implications

Senate Republicans this morning released a draft of their version of health care legislation to their members. The Senate version has several differences from the House healthcare bill, such as linking insurance subsidies to income instead of age. Cornell University experts are available for media interviews about how the bill will impact medical spending and […]

Obamacare support: When polls mention repeal it seals the deal

ITHACA, N.Y. – With the U.S. Senate set to take up debate on a new health care bill, Cornell researchers asked a simple question: Does the American public want former President Obama’s health care law repealed and replaced? It depends on how you ask the question. The researchers analyzed hundreds of national opinion polls from […]

Pioneering program paves way for world-class medicine to reach Upstate patients

New York State grant helps fund launch of primary care rural residency program ITHACA, N.Y. – Sometimes, Dr. Michael Berlin bumps into his patients in the supermarket. It’s a perk of community medicine – or as he calls it, “old school medicine” – that attracted him to Ithaca’s Cayuga Medical Center, where he is a […]

What do New Yorkers think of their healthcare?

ITHACA, N.Y. – A painful, pre-existing condition — obsession over the cost of medical care and health insurance – makes the latest announcements of rising insurance rates a potent political issue, according to survey takers who polled patients throughout New York state this year. The 2016 Empire State Healthcare Survey, conducted by a collaborative group […]